Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

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IncarnateX
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3802 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:07 pm

5 is a more common meter than you may think. There are Bollywood claves in 5/4 which are fit for exactly Bollywood dancing. Try this clave, it is one of those where people may not notice that they are not in 4/4. The clave is simple, you accent one and four and get: ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-ONE-etc. Try it, feel it, and play with it. I alway see a line of beautiful Bollywood babes dancing for me.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:10 pm

What a great thread! Close to bedtime, here, but will come back soon to listen to previous posts.

Just thought I'd leave this here:

https://soundcloud.com/el-bo/within-me-without-you

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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15564 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:11 pm

quoted myself instead of editing :oops: :oops:

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Sloe
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39 posts since 22 Aug, 2013 from Madrid

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:19 pm

Ok this one revolves around a 6 bar chord progression
https://soundcloud.com/krisjwilliams/st ... uture-film

You can download the whole album here, which includes some techno and lots of ambient stuff
https://exit.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww. ... a%3Fdl%3D0

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IncarnateX
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3802 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:36 pm

Here 5/4. But not a tune I am that proud off. Should have made some more dynamic toms with better sounds but I guess you can catch the idea. First, the base rhythm in 5/4 goes polyrhythmic with a psytrancy lead in 4/4, then a stacatto melody-line in 5/4 takes over and so forth.

https://soundcloud.com/incarnatex/maroonhunt

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jancivil
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:46 am

I may be locatable @:
FB - Public

Mushy Mushy
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13773 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:50 am

Sorry Sir, I misread the question.
Last edited by Mushy Mushy on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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IncarnateX
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3802 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:16 am

jancivil wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:46 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIUQt-9U3_c&t=0s

I got paid to do this one.
It’s wonderful, Jan. Surely locks one’s attention: What is going to happen next? Very pro production sound as well. I am not even going to try count it :hihi:

JCJR
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2898 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 pm

Have done some shuffles swings and 6/8's but those are all purt ordinary meters. Well, 5, 7, 9 etc are not exactly unusual so far as that goes.

Have stooped to the trick of adding/deleting beats/bars to attempt to re-capture attention on a song probably already got interminably boring a minute or two beforehand, but that is an old common trick as well. In fact maybe it is most common in Country music and old Roots Blues. Maybe sometimes was done because the musician didn't know any better? Or for some elevated artistic purpose?

Sometimes I suspected that especially Country music will add/delete unexpected beats/bars just to make each I-IV-V song about Drink Away My Heartache, just little bit different from the other 99 gazillion I-IV-V songs about Drink Away My Heartache. To me it rarely felt "natural" or "moved a song along". Somewhat unfortunate because those odd little insertions/deletions mean that a sideman can't comfortably snooze thru a Country gig. He has to stay alert enough to avoid plowing thru the odd bars. I admire many country pickers, excellent players, but Commercial Country puts me to sleep.

Only song I did in 5 is rather square ho-hum 5/4. It maintains 5/4 thruout but a little past the middle impresses a 4/4 drum on-top and adjusts the "punches" to fit the 4/4, though the chord changes keep happening by 5's.

Could have been done better and subtler but hell I'm not above being the carpenter who blames his tools. :) It was an SCI Drumtracks drum machine that was a good old drum machine but not exactly a subtle sound generator. Sequenced on an ESQ-1 8 track built-in sequencer at 24 PPQN, driving various old synths, real time mix to PCM501 2 track.

The choir is Yammie TX7. String bass and ac piano are Ensoniq Mirage. The Mirage piano was so pitiful that if you don't know any better it sounds like maybe a distorted Hohner Pianet rather than simply the most terrible piano sample ever invented. Bell-like and kalimba-like sounds ESQ-1. IIRC the portamento "almost sine" mono lead was Rhodes Chroma Polaris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE3tkDhqDZc

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IncarnateX
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3802 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm

I count 4/4 with subdvivison 16?

Mushy Mushy
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Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:38 am

IncarnateX wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm
I count 4/4 with subdvivison 16?
Yes, you're right. My bad, will delete.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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-Fature-
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240 posts since 19 Jan, 2004 from United Kingdom

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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 am

5/4 Drum and Bass. Proper headfuck:
http://binarysweets.co.uk/music?listen= ... %20Rat.mp3

9/4 progressive, tribal, breaks - Just weird:
http://binarysweets.co.uk/music?listen= ... system.mp3

5/4 Synthy breakbeat goodness:
http://binarysweets.co.uk/music?listen= ... 8V3%29.mp3

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vurt
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59231 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 am

IncarnateX wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:17 pm
vurt wrote: was it the one on soundcloud? feel free to slice n dice it 8)
Seriously? Thanks a lot, man :hug: The noises are awesome for electro stuff
as for not being any parameter/time sig. i think you'll find it's actually all the time SIGs at all the tempos all at once :band:


Now you say, it is actually quite obvious when listening to it again. I stand corrected :hihi:
did you ever do anything with the piece of mine?
just interested, not like my lawyers are asking or anything :hihi:

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IncarnateX
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3802 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 am

Not yet. Have swithced my samplers too often during the half past half year to catch up. Though, there are gold pieces in there for noise and hits, surely. Think I may just slice it on ipad and import to whatever sampler that stays.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
59231 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Please post your non-straight-4/4 tunes

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:24 am

no probs.
was just reminded when youd bumped the thread :)

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